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How To Adjust Your Traces

Updated: May 10, 2022

I love to help people! I find myself visiting with many people every week. And one of the most asked questions is:

"How do I know if my traces are adjusted correctly?"

One thing I've heard more than once is how some people have their Hyperbikes tip over backwards with them, while they are attached to their ponies. This can be a devastating thing to have happen. To be laying on the ground, watching your pony run off, with the bike tipped over backward, shafts bouncing in the air and then bouncing down to stick in the ground is terrifying.

One may ask,

"How does this happen!?"

I'll tell you...

It boils down to trace length. If your traces are too long your shafts can fall out of the shaft loops. If your traces are adjusted correctly, your shafts will never fall out of your shaft loops. Pretty simple really. But the adjustments can be confusing. Especially for beginners!

I made the video below to help people better trouble shoot trace adjustments:

If I missed anything in this video please feel free to mention it below in the comments. As always, please be kind. Any rude or disrespectful comments will be deleted.

My disclaimer:

When I share a blog I am sharing my OPINION. And when I share my opinion I am never trying to say anyone else is wrong if they choose not to do what I share. There are many different ways to achieve the same end result. I am only responsible for MY end result. If I find ways to get there than may make it easier for you or your horse then I will feel compelled to share that here.

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